Yup. I’m running a Ragnar. The girl who’s not too big on group runs (I’m all about the lone runs or running with one other person) is going to pack herself into a van with 11 other runners to run 200 miles as a group.
Allison has put together a what I believe to be an all star team because hello, we have Lisa who will bake us the most delicious treats. I will run the 200 miles myself if it means unlimited access to Lisa’s treats.
Anyways, for those who do not know what a Ragnar Relay is, it is a group of up to 12 runners banding together to run 200 miles relay style. It takes place over two days and one night (I’m not sure who’s drawing the short night run straw yet!), one runner at a time, 3 runs per runner. We’re running the Canadian one down at Niagara Falls!
I’m quite excited because signing up for Regnar gives me a goal to work towards in 2017 as my running currently isn’t quite motivated. So how am I going to prepare? Well, I’m going to sleep as much as possible currently in uncomfortable positions so I can sleep in the van with a bunch of runners who may or may not be hyped up on caffeine. #passtheearbuds. But for realsies, I’m not currently following a training plan and I’m not sure which legs I’m running yet (it can range from 18K to 30K total) but ideally, I’d like to be able to physically do 25K in one go. Since we are not going for speed, this means I don’t have to worry about doing speed work this season. I’m not 100% sure how I’m going to train for this though but I’ll figure it out as I go along. My current weekly mileage is between 15-20K a week as I haven’t focused on distance right now so I’ll be increasing my mileage (hopefully) by 10% every other week. Or you know, have my teammates drag my cold limp body across the finish line. Wish me luck.